Iyanla Vanzant talks about her relationship with her mother being strained.
she later learned that her biological mother had died after her birth and that the mother she had been told was her mother was in fact her stepmother and father’s second wife.
She used the phase
“my soul was not ignorant”
that really stuck a nerve with me.
as a newborn I was given by my unmarried mother to her married and childless sister.
but my soul knew she was my mother and all my loving caregivers said she was not.
I began to distrust my intuition and instincts.
I was so clearly wrong and confused.
My soul said “there are lies here. Secrets”
my loving doting family said that…
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